Israel is seen as being partly behind the Saudi attempt to destabilize Lebanon including the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister while in Saudi Arabia a little over a week ago. The destabilization comes on the back of failed Saudi and Israeli efforts to prevent the defeat of Islamist forces in Syria.
An Israeli cabinet minister said on Sunday that Israel had covert ties with “many” Arab and Muslim states but was obliged not to name them at the other sides’ request.
A rare interview given by the head of Israel’s armed forces to a Saudi-owned news site was published on Thursday, further fuelling talk of close links.
It followed previous broad hints by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and accusations by Hezbollah that Saudi Arabia was pushing Israel to attack the Lebanese group.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Israel (IL) is estimated to have a population of 8.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.7% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.8 million.